Monday we began a week-long project looking at the most famous touchdowns from 100+ yards down to one yard, and we'll be taking a look at each of the Big 12 entrants on the blog throughout the week.
You can see the full project here.
The Big 12 has seen the effects of realignment firsthand, but it's nothing like the early Southwest Conference, when schools like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, among others, came and went in the span of a decade.
It's hard to believe one game changed that, but it was possible on one Saturday in 1935, which earned the spot of our greatest 45-yard touchdown ever.
Nov. 30, 1935: Thought realignment shook things up now? Members came and went from the Southwest Conference in its beginnings, but SMU and TCU played what's known as the greatest game in the league's history, and it was a key point in SMU's 1935 national championship. Bobby Wilson caught a 45-yard touchdown from Bob Finley on a fake punt to win the game 20-14 and lead famed sports writer Grantland Rice to declare that the nation's best football was played by "Southwestern Elevens."
-- David Ubben
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